Financial Assistance for Secondary Students
School days can be one of life's most wonderful episodes. You learn new things and face new challenges. Students with outstanding performance may even win scholarships. So make the most of it!
Scholarships are usually provided by funds, such as the Senior Secondary Education Awards of the Agricultural Products Scholarship Fund and Marine Fish Scholarship Fund, the Grantham Scholarships Fund, the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho:MEXT) Scholarship (Undergraduate Student), the Education Scholarships Fund, and the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund (including Medals and Prizes). You can find other relevant scholarship information in the Life Planning Information Website of the Education Bureau and Student Finance Office, Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency.
The Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship
The Multi-faceted Excellence Scholarship supports universities and tertiary institutions in admitting local students who excel in sports, arts and/or community services. Details can be found on the website of Youth Development Commission.
Grants and loans
The Grantham Maintenance Grants provides maintenance grants to full-time Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 students as well as students studying certain full-time courses in the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education who are financially in need.
In addition, the Sing Tao Charitable Foundation Students' Loan Fund offers interest-free emergency loans to Secondary 4 to Secondary 6 students who face sudden financial hardship due to adverse changes in family circumstances.
Student Financial Assistance Scheme
The Student Finance Office, Working Family and Student Finicial Assistance Agency currently administers various student financial assistance schemes to provide assistance to disadvantaged secondary students in the form of School Textbook Assistance, Student Travel Subsidy and Subsidy for Internet Access Charges. Students of Diploma of Applied Education can also apply for financial assistance and for those who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria can obtain 30%, 50% or 100% tuition fee reimbursement.